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Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Re: GNU mailing lists prefixes

From: Bob Proulx
Subject: Re: [Savannah-hackers-public] Re: GNU mailing lists prefixes
Date: Sun, 9 Mar 2008 14:38:05 -0600
User-agent: Mutt/1.5.13 (2006-08-11)

Karl Berry wrote:
>     I remember seeing a document that recommended using help- info- and
>     address@hidden for GNU packages mailing lists. I can't find it
>     anymore (neither 'maintain' nor 'standards'), did that changed?
> No, it didn't change.  The bug- thing in the Mail node of maintain.texi.
> We should add help- there as well.
> The other place you've seen it discussed is rms' dubbing message.  I had
> him change that to recommend the circumlotion of creating PKG-bugs in
> savannah and making bug-PKG an alias, purely because they can make that
> list on their own, but they can't make bug-PKG.  It would be great if
> people could make bug-PKG in savannah.

Let me also vote to make it possible for users to create their own
bug-PKG automatically.  I think the critical mass of convention is
behind bug-PKG and help-PKG and so it would be great if that simply
happened by default.  If there had been a consistent form from the
start I don't think it would matter which way that it was but now that
it has been bug-PKG for so long that is the form I would promote.


> File:,  Node: Mail,  Next: Old Versions,  Prev: Platforms,  Up: 
> Top
> 7 Dealing With Mail
> *******************
> Once a program is in use, you will get bug reports for it.  Most GNU
> programs have their own special lists for sending bug reports.  The
> advertised bug-reporting email address should always be
> address@hidden', to help show users that the program is a GNU
> package, but it is ok to set up that list to forward to another site
> for further forwarding.  The package distribution should state the name
> of the bug-reporting list in a prominent place, and ask users to help
> us by reporting bugs there.

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